Meet BBRR’s Ambassadors
BBRR’s education birds are available for presentations for groups of all ages and interest levels. For more information and to schedule a program, contact Daena Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org, 585-267-5483.
Our female Broad-winged Hawk arrived into BBRR care in January, 2017. She acquired an injury to her right wing as a result of a collision with a motor vehicle. This has left her unable to obtain full flight. Despite her injuries, she has adapted well to life as an education bird and is quite a charmer.
- Latin name is Buteo platypterus, meaning “wide-winged hawk”
- Migrates to Central and South America for the winter
- Sometimes thousands can be seen at once, migrating in “kettles”
- Nest in the forest, and often near a stream where they can find frogs to eat!
Great Horned Owl
- Latin name is Bubo virginianus
- Their “horns” are really just feathers that aid in camouflage
- Known as the “Tiger of the air” because of their strength and fierceness
- Nest early in the year, often on eggs by January
- Year round resident—one of our most common owls
- Latin name is Falco columbarius.
- Falco refers to falcon, and columbarius means dove-like.
- A small member of the falcon family built for aerial hunting of songbirds and large insects.
- Merlins are bold and will use a crow’s nest for their own.
- In medieval times, a Merlin was the falconry bird for Ladies.
- Latin name is Buteo jamaicensis. They are the largest buteo in eastern North America
- Named for the rufous (red) tail that adults possess
- Often found along roads, even highways, searching for food in grassy areas
- Found across North America, there are 16 subspecies of Red-tailed Hawks.